2007-09-12 / Sports

Warriors trample Terrell Academy Eagles

By Paul Bridges Sports Writer

Senior Warrior Alex Wilson fights the Terrell Academy defense for yardage. The Warriors play Fullington Friday night. Senior Warrior Alex Wilson fights the Terrell Academy defense for yardage. The Warriors play Fullington Friday night. The SGA Warriors had their home opener Friday, Sept. 7 against former head coach Bill Murdock and his Terrell Academy Eagles.

The Warriors got behind their offensive line and trampled the Eagles on their way to a 28-14 victory.

The Warrior's offensive linemen, center Boone Kennedy, guards Blake Shepard and Chandler Ray, tackles Taylor Arnold and Austin Boyd and tight end Beau Clenney, dominated the Eagles defensive front opening big holes for the backs to run through.

SGA amassed 341 rushing yards on 53 carries and 22 first downs. Miles Lee was SGA's leading rusher with 114 yards on nine carries, Will Brown added 91 yards on 15 carries and Alex Wilson had 86 yards on 20 carries.

While the offense was ramming the ball down the Eagles throat, the Warrior defense was stuffing Terrell's high powered offense. Terrell runs a spread type offense with the quarterback in the shotgun and receivers spread all over. The coaches had the Warrior defense ready and they shot the Eagles down over and over.

Both teams seemed tight at the beginning of the game, trading turnovers and punts to start the game.

After a good Terrell punt, SGA took possession of the ball at their own 25-yard line with 5:03 left in the first quarter. Miles Lee got things going with a 15-yard run. Alex Wilson ripped off runs of 10 and 8 yards before Will Brown shot up the middle for 14 more yards. Miles Lee put the Warriors on the scoreboard running it in from 11 yards out. Chandler Ray added the extra point and the Warriors led 7-0 at the 1:34 mark of the first quarter.

Terrell received the kickoff and completed a pass on first down for 13 yards but that would be as far as they go. The Warrior defense shut them down forcing them to punt. The Terrell punter boomed a 50-yard punt that pinned SGA down at the 9-yard line.

The Warriors put together an outstanding 11 play scoring drive to add to their lead. Big plays on the drive were quarterback Drew Bridges passing to Lee for 16 yards, Brown with runs of 15 and 11 yards and Wilson with runs of 13 and 12 yards before plowing over the goal line from 4 yards out. Ray nailed the extra point to put SGA up 14-0.

Terrell got on the scoreboard at the 4:47 mark of the third quarter. The Eagles' quarterback broke loose for a 49-yard touchdown run to make it a 14-7 ballgame.

SGA put the game away with long scoring drives on their next two possessions.

The first was a 13 play, 64-yard, all running plays drive. Keaton Smith scored the touchdown for the Warriors from 4 yards out and Ray once again nailed the extra point to put SGA up 21-7.

The next drive was a 10 play, 57-yard, all running play drive. Will Brown was the workhorse on the drive carrying the ball six times as the Warriors drove to the 1-yard line.

The Warriors fumbled the snap and center Boone Kennedy recovered it in the end zone for the touchdown for the Warriors. SGA put the game away leading 28-7 with 1:57 left on the clock.

With the win, SGA moves to 2-0 on the young season. SGA is playing at home again Friday night with the Fullington Academy Trojans coming to Damascus. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30.

YARDSTICK
SGA
First Downs
22
Rushes/Yards
53/341
Passing
10/4/39
Total Yards
380
Terrell
9
21/121
14/5/53
174

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